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Welcome to Safeguarding Adults Network North East
Who Do We Protect?

We work hard to keep vulnerable adults safe from abuse and ill treatment. ‘Vulnerable adults’ includes people with a learning disability, a mental health problem, a physical disability, a long term illness and those who suffer from dementia. Many older people are vulnerable adults.

What Is Abuse?

Abuse comes in many different forms – financial, sexual, verbal or physical. Basically it is where someone does bad things to a vulnerable adult that makes them frightened or unhappy. Sometimes these acts can be crimes. A person who harms a vulnerable adult can be anyone from a professional person or paid carer to a family member, neighbour or other member of the public.We are committed to making information more accessible for people with a hearing impairment and those who use British Sign Language (BSL). A BSL Film has been produced to explain safeguarding adults.

Training For Professionals

Regional training for Safeguarding Adults can be found on the training page of the County Durham Safeguarding Adults website.